In the Jocko Podcast published the 26th of December last year Jocko and Echo were talking about this dilemma of when to play the game and when to break the rules.
They were discussing discipline and ownership in wide ranging topics from business to war and from relationships to everyday life.
The discussions were centred around the question whether you should play along when you don’t agree with decisions made by higher ups. Sometimes you should just break the rules to take ownership.
However, in some cases it’s better to just play the game to be more effective. Jocko and Echo gave quite a few examples where these dilemmas apply. I would like to discuss this here and see if we can learn something from them to apply in our own lives.